Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tune In Alert: TONIGHT Day Jobs on GAC

For a preview of tonight's episode click here.

Scotty McCreery -- Grocery Store Clerk
It's been a little over a year since Scotty stepped out from behind the register at his local Lowe's Foods and into the spotlight on American Idol. Amidst all of the chaos, one constant has remained, the strong connection he has with his hometown of Garner, N.C. This makes going back to work at his local grocery store, where he's still on the payroll, an easy decision. He is pushed out of his comfort zone as cashier, when they need help in the busy bakery department. Then the challenge is on between Scotty and high-school classmate/co-worker, Garrett at the checkout line. Will Scotty's celebrity back up the register or can he stay on track and complete the shift? 

Air times:
  • April 11, 2012 10:00 PM ET
  • April 12, 2012 2:00 AM ET
  • April 13, 2012 10:00 PM ET
  • April 14, 2012 2:00 AM ET
  • April 15, 2012 3:00 PM ET

For those that do not have GAC, previous Day Jobs episodes are available to watch online. I'm not sure how long until Scotty's episode will be put up but we'll let you know as soon as we know!

Scotty McCreery Not Planning to Major in Music

By Brittany Joy Cooper
While Scotty McCreery may have shot into stardom practically overnight on ‘American Idol,’ the 18-year-old Garner, N.C. native isn’t gaining fame at the cost of an average teenage life. In fact, the ‘Water Tower Town’ singer continues to impress with his level-headed decisions. After revealing a couple weeks ago that he’ll be attending North Carolina State University in the fall, McCreery announced his intended major this week.
“For me right now I’m looking at marketing,” the young star told Country Vibe. “Marketing or communications, something that could help me out with what I’m doing, something could help me with this industry but not necessarily be music because I’m learning about music every day and I’m in music class all the time as an 18-year-old.”
Impressive logic, right? We’re not entirely surprised, though, since McCreery was quick to rejoin his high school baseball team this year and pitch a few games, even though he had just been on tour with Brad Paisley and the Band Perry. Just last week, he told CMT that he plans to room with four of his longtime friends while away at school so as not to get stuck with random roommates. The ACM New Artist of the Year says it’s about balance.
“I’m not ever gonna be that guy that’s out there working 365 days a year,” he explains. “I care about my family and my home life and this all happened to me so quick I think it’s important for me to get in slowly and work my way in. And so right now we have that balance. It’s working good in high school, and college will be a whole other monster.”

Scotty McCreery sells a million

Last week was a good week for Idol sales, most especially so for Scotty McCreery. Last year's American Idol winner topped the million mark with his Clear as Day album, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (20,000, +20%, 1.016 million)